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Back to Hogwarts Day is Coming!

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September is looming. And it’s the sort-of-official milestone to the ending of yet another fun summer. So as your family scurries about gathering up school supplies and picking out new school clothes, just know that the Students of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry are doing the exact same thing!

You see, 9/1 is the day that all the students go back to Hogwarts in Harry Potter’ World. Needless to say, this day will be a popular day all across the Internet and Twitter in honor of the #backtohogwarts celebration. There were huge giveaways, J.K. Rowling herself was interacting with Tweeters and I personally had a ball interacting, reading and tweeting all of the wonderful “Harry-related” stuff.

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, shortened to Hogwarts, is a fictional British school of magic for students aged eleven to eighteen and is the primary setting for the first six books in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Even though this school is fictional, fans of the series still have loads of fun with the fictitious day!

One of my favorite tweets was from Professor Snape with a word of caution to students. Anyone remember when Ron Weasley missed the Hogwarts Express and took the car instead? Bet he won’t do that again!

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Ever wonder what a Hogwarts Student’s Supply List looks like? I can say with the utmost certainty that Keds, jean jackets, Papermate pens and TI calculators are NOT on their list!

So, wonder no more! Here’s HOGWARTS Back to School Kit (first-year students)

How about Curriculum? BuzzFeed has some great ideas on potential Hogwarts classes.

I have had so much fun these past few days exploring the craziness connected to the #BacktoHogwarts hashtag on Twitter and finding exciting new Harry Potter-themed activities on Pinterest. Here are some of my top picks for things your family can do to bring the magic of Hogwarts to life.

Something to Do to Celebrate Back to Hogwarts Day

Visit Pottermore! Pottermore is the official Harry Potter site created by JK Rowling along with Sony. A unique and free-to-use website which builds an exciting online experience around the reading of the Harry Potter books. We enter inside the wizarding world book by book via scenes that we unlock which correlates with the writing.


Head on over to Pottermore and have a ball. You’ll see all the regulars there!

Learn More About Discovering Harry Potter’s Scotland

Did you know that Scotland is filled with Harry Potter lore and actual sites of interest? I was lucky enough to travel there not long ago and was amazed to be able to visit some of the landmark sites including the cafe where J.K. Rowlings penned this epic series. Read the full story HERE.

From Golden Snitch Pops to a “Dementor Relief Kit,” has 101 Harry Potter-inspired activities for kids!

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